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Transforming teacher training in Ghana, and other news (2 April 2019)

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From teacher training in Ghana, to social enterprise awards in the Caribbean

Every week we highlight some of the international development stories from across the globe that have caught our attention.

  • Ghana’s Minister of Tertiary Education has announced that it will soon be required for teachers to hold at least a first degree. This change comes through the Transformation Teacher Educational Learning programme in collaboration with DFID which aims to improve the capacity and quality of teacher training. Read more in GhanaWeb.

  • The Caribbean Tourism Organisation is introducing the Tourism Social Enterprise award as part of its Sustainable Tourism Awards Program to recognise regional enterprises that use tourism as a means of becoming social change agents. Read more in Jamaica Observer.

  • Action Against Hunger, UNICEF and the World Food Programme, have officially closed their Integrated Basic Nutrition Response to Humanitarian Crisis project (INP+) in Nigeria. The project, which was run in partnership with state and local governments, has treated over 43,000 children for severe acute malnutrition, with 1.7 million children benefitting from the introduction of vitamin A supplementation. Read more in PM News Nigeria.

  • The African Development Bank has approved US$20 million loans for the creation of renewable mini-grid power solutions for three cities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: Isiro, Bumba, and Genema. The DFID backed project aims to supply power to off the grid cities. Read more in African Review.